1 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning while it was still dark, Mary of Magdala went to the tomb, and she saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran away and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus tenderly loved, and said to them, "They have taken away the Lord from the tomb, and we do not know where they have put Him."
3 So Peter and the other disciple left the city and started for the tomb. 4 And they both kept running, but the other disciple outran Peter and got to the tomb first. 5 And he stooped down and peered in and saw the bandages lying on the ground, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came running up behind him, and he went inside, and saw the bandages lying on the ground, 7 but the handkerchief which had been over His face was not lying with the bandages, but was folded up by itself in another place. 8 So then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, went inside and saw, and he came to believe it. 9 For they had not previously understood the Scripture which said that He must rise from the dead. 10 So the disciples went home again.
11 But Mary stood just outside the tomb and kept weeping. So, as she was weeping, she stooped down and peered into the tomb 12 and saw seated there two angels in white robes, one at the head, one at the feet, where Jesus' body had lain. 13 And they said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have put Him." 14 On saying this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?" Because she supposed it was the gardener, she said to Him, "If it was you, sir, who carried Him away, tell me where you put Him, and I will remove Him."
16 Jesus said to her, "Mary!" At once she turned and said to Him in Hebrew, "Rabboni!" which means Teacher.
17 Jesus said to her, "Stop clinging to me so, for I have not yet gone up to my Father; but go to my brothers and tell them that I am going up to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
18 Mary of Magdala went and announced to the disciples that she had seen the Lord and that He had told her this.
19 In the evening of that same first day of the week, even with the doors of the room bolted where the disciples had met for fear of the Jews, Jesus went in and stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you!"
20 On saying this, He showed them His hands and His side, and the disciples were thrilled with joy over seeing their Lord.
21 Jesus again said to them, "Peace be with you! Just as my Father has sent me forth, so I am now sending you." 22 On saying this, He breathed upon them, and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit! 23 If you get forgiveness for people's sins, they are forgiven them; if you let people's sins fasten upon them, they will remain fastened upon them."
24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, who was called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came in. 25 So the rest of the disciples kept saying to him, "We have seen the Lord!" But he said to them, "Unless I see the nail prints in His hands, and put my finger into them, and put my hand into His side, I will never believe it!"
26 Just a week later the disciples were in the room again and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were bolted, Jesus came in and stood among them, and said, "Peace be with you!"
27 Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and look at my hands, and take your hand and put it in my side, and stop being an unbeliever, but be a believer!"
28 Thomas answered Him, "My Lord and my God!"
29 Jesus said to him, "Is it because you have seen me, Thomas, that you believe? Blessed be those who believe, even though they have not seen me!"
30 Now there are many other wonder-works which Jesus performed in the disciples' presence which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these have been recorded, in order that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life, as bearers of His name.